If someone has Hemiparesis, the risk of having a stroke may increase. Hemiparesis is a condition that makes a part of the body very weak.

This condition affects every aspect of life, such as walking, eating, changing clothes, or doing other physical activities. During the recovery of this condition, the patient needs a proper diet and a team of specialized people to help.

What is a Hemiparesis?

The condition of weakening a part of the body is called half-stroke. It is a type of paralysis of half the body. It affects the left or right side of the body.

In this, usually, one-sided limbs such as hands, legs, and half of the face are severely weakened. Approximately 80 percent of people develop a stroke after successful stroke treatment, so it is also considered the most important complication of stroke.

Hemiparesis Symptoms

What are the Symptoms of hemisphere?

The disease can usually occur in 8 out of 10 people who successfully recover from a stroke. A person suffering from hemiplegia has difficulty walking, standing, and maintaining the balance of his body.

The part affected by hemiparesis becomes numb, and sensation may also be felt. Apart from this, the following symptoms can also occur from hemispheres:

  • Unable to maintain body balance
  • Difficulty walking
  • Holding things in hand
  • Inability to move affected parts of the body properly
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Body tilt to one side while walking or standing
  • Unable to control activities like bowel movements and urination

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Hemiparesis Causes

Why is there a stroke?

Stroke is one of the main reasons for having a Hemiparesis. When fresh oxygen gas cannot reach any part of the brain, the brain cells of that part are destroyed and stroke.

If that part of the brain somehow gets damaged, that part works by moving the body and keeps the skin and organs healthy, then it results in half-stroke.

Besides, Hemiparesis can be caused by many other health problems. The most common causes of hemiparesis may be the following:

  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord related diseases
  • Spinal cord or brain tumor
  • Brain or spinal cord infections
  • Mental problems, psychological or psychiatric problems can also make the body part weak for some time.
  • Post-acute paralysis, weakening of a part of the body for some time after epilepsy.
  • Inflammation and burning problems
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Severe injury (it may damage the brain, spinal cord or nerves, etc.)

Congenital medical issues are some medical conditions such as cerebral palsy that can occur during birth, and they cause a very weak part of the body.

Prevention of Hemiparesis

How to Prevent a Stroke

It is not possible to prevent all cases of stroke, but by making some changes in lifestyle, conditions, like falling and slipping, can be avoided, and the recovery process can also be increased:

      • Be dynamic
      • Exercise, strengthen leg muscles and maintain body balance
      • Wearing shoes of appropriate size and wide soles (do not wear front tip shoes)
      • Instead of having to resort to furniture or anything else while walking, use necessary tools such as sticks or crutches, etc.
      • Take special care if you take any medicine that causes sleepiness or drowsiness as a side effect.
      • Take care while walking.

Diagnosis of Hemiparesis

How is a Hemisphere Test Done?

To test a person suffering from hemiparesis, his muscles are first examined and ascertained from which muscle the weakness is initiated. During the test, the doctor talks to the patient and obtains previous information related to his / her health, so that risk factors related to meiosis can be detected.

Some types of medical imaging tests can also be done to determine the exact location of damage in the body. Even if the patient has multiple sclerosis, the doctor may suspect hemiparesis and may perform some tests to confirm it.

With the help of the following tests, the causes of meiosis can also be confirmed:

  • Brain or Spinal CT Scan

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Hemiparesis Treatment

Whether a stroke, infection, a tumor in the brain, or any other cause has occurred, to treat the condition, it is necessary first to treat its cause.

The treatment process of hemiparesis is quite elaborate, and the doctor needs the entire medical team to perform the treatment. Treatment of meiosis may include the following treatment procedures:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Mental health therapy
  • Recovery (period and process to recover fully after treatment)

Physical therapy & occupational therapy are very important to recover completely after the treatment of hemiplegia. These therapies include electrical stimulation of the brain, the use of assistive devices such as walkers and wheelchairs, etc.

If the hemisphere has not developed due to a continually growing brain tumor, it is not an exacerbating condition.

Some changes may need to be made to the house to improve its mobility and make proper space. It may be beneficial to make the following changes in the house:

  • Handle and bar
  • Making the ramp easy to climb
  • Lift toilet seat up
  • Adhesive strip in the bathtub that does not slip

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